Over the past few weeks I’ve become more than a little addicted to looking at other peoples Filofaxes and planners on the internet. People are so creative with their planning and organising their lives it has inspired me to do the same. At the same time I thought I would share my journey with the World Wide Web!
Today I’m going to show you guys through my Kikki-k planner and the way I’ve set it out. It’s absolutely beautiful, I think I’m a little bit in love. Now bear in mind that the way I have my planner set up will not be perfect for everyone. The different sections and dividers really depend on what you need on hand most often.
Also, although I have really tried to make my planner pretty, it’s no use to me at all if it isn’t functional. So even though I’ve decorated it in a bunch of different ways, I’ve had to make sure that I can still use it to plan and organise my life.
This is what I see when I first open my planner. On the left hand side there is a large secretarial pocket where I keep a few sheets of stickers (I’ll show these off in a later post). The three other pockets have a butterfly post-it pad in blue, a small “Today” post it pad, and some smaller decorative post its. On the right is my dashboard, or my front page. I made it out of an old card, sticking the front and back together and then cutting it to size. Then I stuck the post it pads onto it and added 2014 along the top. I think it looks pretty good. The pen loop on the right hand side has a random blue ballpoint pen that I liked because it’s chunky and easy to hold.
On the back of my dashboard I have my colour-coding key that I use in my calendars. As you can see I have a few different aspects of my life that need organising and so colour coding them makes it easy for me to see what’s going on. The dividers came with the Kikki-k planner, I just decorated them with some washi tape to cover the labels. This means I can rearrange things without having to re-label the dividers. The little bunny page marker on the divider came in a two pack from Kikki-k.
The month on two page (MTP) inserts were included with the planner and start of the calendar section. On these pages I’m just putting major dates like birthdays, semester dates, and key events. Appointments and smaller events will probably just stay on the weekly calendars later on. The bookmark helps get to the relevant month quickly. Because I’m on holiday at the moment, from work and uni, I don’t have a lot going on this month. I tried to co-ordinate the stars with the purple and yellow washi tape, but not sure how good of a job I did.
I was going to go through my entire planner in this post, but this post is getting longer and longer and I’m barely halfway done. That means there will be a part two!
Let me know any comments or feedback on my planner and the post, and any questions you might have.
Catch you later!